MWC foes will battle when the Nevada Wolf Pack (10-7, 3-2 MWC) challenge the Wyoming Cowboys (5-13, 0-6 MWC) at the Lawlor Events Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and it can be seen on CBS Sports Network.
Wyoming Cowboys vs. Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Preview
In the Cowboys’ last game, they were beaten by the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, 78-69. Wyoming’s Hunter Maldonado had 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in the game. UNLV had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (38.5 vs. 9.8). Wyoming, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 9.4 (better than their season average of 19.2).
The Wolf Pack are trying to rebound after their 80-70 loss to the Utah State Aggies in their last outing. Jalen Harris was the top scorer from either team with 31 points on 9-for-18 shooting. Utah State held the Wolf Pack to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.9 (below their season average of 24.0). Nevada, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 10.6 (better than their season average of 15.6).
When considering effective field goal percentage, Nevada should have a substantial edge. The Wolf Pack defense ranks 54th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.453), while the Wyoming offense is ranked 273rd in effective field goal percentage (0.480).
This is the first time these teams will battle this year. The Wolf Pack won the only game played against each other last season, 82-49. The Wolf Pack played a nearly perfect game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 29.0 and an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.623. The Cowboys were 16.2 and 0.360, respectively, for those same stats.
Wyoming Cowboys at Nevada Wolf Pack Odds Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Nevada, ATS Winner – Wyoming, O/U – Under
The Wolf Pack rank fifth in steals allowed per game (4.4) while the Cowboys rank 123rd (6.9).
Nevada allows the 15th-fewest blocks per game (2.4) while Wyoming ranks 37th (2.7).
Nevada ranks 78th in rebounds per game (38.0) while Wyoming ranks 271st (29.8).
The Wolf Pack rank 55th in assists per game (15.0) while the Cowboys rank 246th (9.9).
Nevada ranks 60th in three pointers attempted per game (25.2) while Wyoming ranks 199th in three pointers allowed per game (23.5).
The Wolf Pack’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 1.2, down from 4.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Cowboys have scored an average of 63.6 points per game (3.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.0 points per game (3.9 above their season average).